Breaking up is hard to doEAPs offer a variety of options to help employees cope during divorceBy Judith Plotkin08/15/2011|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 08/16/2011 In Canada, about four in 10 first marriages will end in divorce. That rate is even higher in the United States where 44 per cent of first marriages wind up in divorce court, according to a 2009 report by the Vanier Family Institute.Living through divorce is among the most traumatic events a person can experience. Some have described it as being as devastating as the death of a loved one — divorce can turn a person’s world upside down. For some, divorce means the end of a bad situation and is cause for relief; for others, the loneliness and anger of this transition can be overwhelming. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.